Plaque #H16 Heritage Home

Organization
Plaque #H16 Heritage Home
Address
58 William Street W
City
Harriston
Postal Code
N0G 1Z0
Contact Name
Minto Heritage Association

Built in 1876: Original home of Richard Symonds

Occupation:  CPR yard worker

 

Brief History:

     After the CPR came to Harrison, Richard Symonds a yard employee, built this red brick dwelling in 1876.  He didn't officially own the property until 1877 when a mortgage was registered.  He split the lot in 1879 and sold the south half to George A. Stone.  Past owners include James Richardson, James Clarke, John Baggs, Thomas Buttimer, Isobel McLean, Robisene Richardson, MArtha Geberdt, Mr. Thompson, Ernie Dennis, Mr. Self, and Hugh Clunas.  The bricklayer's initials are etched in the brick.

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